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Festival Dates

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday & Saturday June 26 & 27, 2021


Become a Festival Volunteer!

General info

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an arts education event of Lakewood Center for the Arts. Its primary goal is to educate by promoting, supporting, coordinating and exhibiting the arts of the region. The dates for the 2021 event are: June 26 & 27 of 2021.

Over a beautiful weekend in June, a dedicated group of people- from company teams to individual volunteers- work to celebrate the arts and produce a fantastic community event. It takes hundreds of volunteers to help it all come together, and volunteers like you are the driving force of the festival. We could never do it without you!
 
Our Steering/Organizing Committee plans all facets of the Festival from exhibits to food and receptions to operations and managing volunteers. The Steering Committee meets on a regular basis. All positions are supported by a Lead and training is provided. COME JOIN US!

How to sign up:
  • Review the volunteer positions listed below.
  • Email us at with the position type(s) that interest you! 

Open Volunteer Positions

The Festival's Steering Committee plans and organizes the Festival (June 26-27, 2021). These are annual volunteer positions, and some can be shared with another person. Training is available for all positions.

  • Food Team Lead: Guide our food team by supporting the coordinators of our receptions and food areas within the Festival. The lead oversees a team that plans, organizes and makes the majority of the food decisions for the Festival.
  • Beer and Wine Tent Volunteer Coordinators: Schedules and trains volunteers for the Beer and Wine Tent in George Rogers Park.
  • NCL Coordinator Shadow(National Charity League): NCL is a group of mothers and teenage daughters who work together to do service hours. This position serves as a liaison between the Festival and NCL.  Steering Committee members identify Volunteer needs within the Festival and this Coordinator works with the NCL Coordinators on scheduling. The bulk of the work happens in March/April and can be done at your home computer.
  • Facilities Setup/Take Down: Work as part of a Team responsible for preparing, installing/de-installing and maintaining display areas for the Festival Art Exhibits. Critical dates for this will be June 21, and June 26-27.
  • Signs Inventory Coordinators: Monitor the Festival sign inventory for either Lakewood or George Rogers Park, help order new or updated signs, and work with an assistant to place signs during and after the Festival.
  • Hospitality Day Chairs: Work in a team to coordinate hourly Hospitality volunteers who greet Festival-goers and ask for donations at key entrance points to the Festival.
  • Special Exhibit Committee: Get intimately acquainted with our Special Exhibit and its unique and annually changing medium by joining as a committee member. Committee members will assist the Curator and Exhibition Designer in finding volunteer docents and coordinating our exhibit speakers and activities. The schedule is flexible, and is sure to involve exciting tasks!
  • Shuttle Ambassador Coordinator: Coordinator will manage Shuttle Ambassadors. Shuttle Ambassadors will be positioned on Festival shuttles, greeting Festival-goers; providing an overview of what to expect at the Festival; and surveying those who are leaving the Festival via shuttles. We would like to have 4 Shuttle Ambassadors for each day of the Festival, for 5 hour shifts each.

For additional information email our Festival Office at


About the Festival of the Arts: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is an arts education event of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. It is held the weekend after Father's Day each year and attracts nearly 25,000 people. Contributions to the Festival are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 93-0700108.

Mission Statement: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts’ primary goal is arts education and the celebration of culture & community through art.

Location/Support: The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Lake Oswego is located 9 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The Festival presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Held annually at the Lakewood Center and George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Oregon, the Festival proudly hosts six unique art exhibits including more than 600 local, national, and international artists. Visitors can also experience live music, performances, kids’ activities, artist demos, and a variety of food. It’s free to the public (donations encouraged) and attracts nearly 25,000 festival goers each year.  

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